I. The biggest problem with skiing is your head is trying to kill you.
II. A good skier is a lazy skier. If you stand in the right place, the hill and the skis will do most of the work.
III. Skiing is a very positive sport, look where you want to go, not where you don't want to go.
IV. When you're driving on a slippery surface you generally don't use the gas, brake, and steering wheel like on/off switches. Likewise most ski movements are progressive and take a definite amount of time to develop.
V. No matter how much you have perfected an inappropriate move, it's still inappropriate.
VI. When teaching the correct answer to every question is, it depends.
1. In scary situations don't listen to your head, It's trying to kill you.
2. If you stay ahead of your feet it's easy. Once you start to chase your feet it gets ugly.
2a. Sometimes it's a whole lot of work to stand in the right place.
2b. Keep your hands where you can see them. If you're scratching your butt you're in trouble.
3. Ski like you breath. I'm nearly always either inhaling or exhaling, likewise I'm nearly always starting or ending a turn.
4. If you are trying something new and it feels weird, you're probably doing it right.
If you're having fun, you're doing it right.
The more you can apply solid fundamentals the more terrain and snow conditions you can have fun on.
Did I mention that your head is trying to kill you?!